The new ISL, India's very own football league is going to start from twelve october 2014, and as Indian football fans prepare for this soccer league, here is everything you should know about it.
Bringing Indian soccer out of hibernation
The HeroISL was brought to life in 2013 after noticing that a lot of Indians are wild about soccer, but unfortunately, have no national soccer league with International allure to watch. The Indian Super League aims to turn the table.
It will consist of 8 franchise teams, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will begin in October and end in December.
The eight teams that will compete in this competition are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
· Chennai Titans, practiced by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
· Delhi Dynamos FC, coached by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, coached by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, practiced by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, trained by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
· North East United FC, trained by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, practiced by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their teams, each outfit will have to aqcuire:
· At least 7 foreigners, out of which two will be from the squad and five will be from the foreign player draft;
· One marquee player, which in the words of AIFF is "A foreign recruit who has represented his country in any of the continental championships like the European Championship, Copa America, African Nations Cup, Asian Cup, or FIFA World Cup will be called a marquee player;" and
· fourteen Indian domestic players, four of which have to be local players from the city the squad belongs to.
Popular Who's who in the ISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be aired exclusively on STAR Sports and will have Hero MotoCorp as the title sponsor; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the team North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC club, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC outfit, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City outfit, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa club. From the field of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC outfit and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata squad.
Every year, the competition would be played between October and December. Each outfit will play against all other teams twice on a home-and-away basis. The top 4 teams will take part in the finals.
Investing in the club
Club owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different clubs have invested massively to buy foreign players:
Goa: 430.000 USD
Chennai Titans: 380.000 USD
Atletico de Kolkata: 350.000 USD
Mumbai City: 330.000 USD
Kerala Blasters: 315.000 USD
Pune City: 280.000 USD
Delhi Dynamos: 260.000 USD
North East United: 260.000 USD
With this kind of investments and international attention towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a soccer league you would not want to miss! Possibly a boost to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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